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Latino Network Luncheon At GAC Features US Reps Norton, Gallego
MADISON, Wis. (2/19/13)--The Network of Latino Credit Unions and Professionals (NLCUP) will hold its annual Networking Luncheon Feb. 26 during the Credit Union National Association's Governmental Affairs Conference, with U.S. Reps. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and Pete P. Gallego (D-Texas) as guest speakers.

The luncheon also will feature awards and recognition.  CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney will be presented NLCUP's 2013 Leadership and Vision Award. Murray Williams, chief operating officer of the Iowa Credit Union League, will receive the group's 2013 Leadership and Support Award.

Norton, a credit union supporter who has praised credit unions for being responsible lenders during the financial crisis, is in her 12th term as congresswoman. She is the ranking member of the house subcommittee on economic development, public buildings and emergency management.

She serves on two committees: the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.  Norton was the first woman to chair the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Gallego, representing the 23rd congressional district of Texas, serves on the House Armed Service Committee, which has jurisdiction over defense policy, ongoing military operations, the organization and reform of the Department of Defense and Department of Energy, among others.

In the Texas House of Representatives, Gallego served on the joint House/Senate conference committee on the state budget from 1993 to 2001. He also served as chair of the Mexican-American Legislative Caucus, a group of 43 House members of Mexican-American descent or who serve a significant Mexican-American constituency.

The luncheon, sponsored by CUNA Hispanic Outreach Committee and Coopera Consulting, will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET at the Organization of American States (OAS) Hall of the Americas in Washington, D.C.

Events include an 11 a.m. private tour of the historic OAS building, the keynote speech by Holmes Norton, and presentation of awards and recognition. Transportation will be provided by NLCUP to and from The Washington Convention Center beginning at 10:45 a.m.  RSVPs should be sent to Dorothy Steffens at

CUNA's GAC meets at the Washington Convention Center Feb. 24-28.  For more information, use the links.

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